Review: Kill Me Three Times

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Official Tagline: Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment.

Written by: James McFarland
Directed by: Kriv Stenders

Starring: Simon Pegg , Alice Braga , Teresa Palmer , Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Hemsworth, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown

The tagline above is a little misleading. The movie isn’t three tales of murder; it is three views of the same murder from different character perspectives and the ramifications of the murder attempts. Simon Pegg stars as Charlie Wolfe, a hit man hired by night club owner Jack Taylor [Callan Mulvey] to kill Jack’s cheating wife Alice [Alice Braga]. Sure Alice is sleeping with hunky Dylan [Luke Hemsworth], but Jack is kind of psycho and likes to beat on Alice when she gets out of line. We shall call this plot B.

Why are we not calling it plot A? Because the A plot is about mild mannered dentist/ degenerate gambler, Nathan Webb [Sullivan Stapleton] and his kind of psycho wife Lucy [Teresa Palmer] and how they plan to fake Lucy’s death and collect the life insurance money to pay off Nathan’s massive gambling debts. They just need a body to burn up in a car crash. So they choose Lucy’s sister in law, Alice who needs her tooth fixed after Jack loosened it up for her. Things do not go as planned.

Plot C is Alice’s attempt to steal Jack’s cash and run off with Dylan. Plot D is Charlie’s story and his involvement in all the other plots. If all of this sounds a little confusing, that’s because it is, but in a fun way. I liked Kill Me Three Times. It’s not the best comedy of 2015, but it is certainly not the worst either. Kill Me Three Times is now on Netflix and is worth checking out for some dumb, mindless laughs.

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